Sandburg shortstop Bri Dvorak makes a play during the Eagles' loss to Lincoln-Way East on April 19.
Photo By Jason Maholy
The Lions led the Astros, 8-0, after three innings, but the hosts knotted it up with an eight-run fourth highlighted by a game-tying, three-run homer by Bridget McDermott. Becca Harkala, Emily Edmiston, and Justin had hits that inning, and Jessica Coyle doubled. Coyle, Justin, McDermott and Harkala finished with two hits apiece.
Martinez drove in runs on a double in the second inning, and a triple and a single in the third
Justin had three hits and two RBI, and was one of six Astros along with , , , and Emily Edmistonwho all drove in runs in a big third inning.joined Martinez and Justin in having at least three hits.
The Knights entered play this week having won seven games in a row, with the latest two victories 10-0 and 11-1 drubbings of Elmwood Park and Peotone, respectively. Chicago Christian headed into Monday's game against St. Edward at 10-3 overall, 5-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference.
Ellen Vilendrer continued to support Knights hurlers by driving in three runs with a single, sacrifice fly and fielder's choice to bring her RBI total to 10 over the past three games. Bethany Regnerus earned her third win of the season.
The Eagles ran into a buzzsaw in Lincoln-Way East pitcher Alex Storako, who struck out 14 batters in a 4-0 victory on April 19 in a SouthWest Suburban Blue contest.
Brianna Johnson had a double for the Eagles, who stranded eight runners. Sandburg came into this week 8-6 overall, 1-1 in the SWSC.
The Eagles' missed a chance to score came in the first inning, when they had runners on second and third with nobody out before Storako retired three straight hitters on a fly out and two strikeouts. In the fourth, Sandburg had runners on first and third with nobody out, but fanned three consecutive batters.
Sandburg senior right-hander Sarah Fuller retired the side in order in three innings and struck out six.